Airports Council Statement on Passing of Former Transportation Secretary Mineta

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the below statement on the passing of former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.

“Through his service in Congress and at the Department of Transportation, Secretary Mineta helped build and shape the transportation system we all know and rely on today. His leadership in establishing the Transportation Security Administration following the 9/11 terrorist attacks made air travel safer and more secure for all Americans, and his many contributions will continue to make a positive difference in travel and commerce for years to come. Secretary Mineta’s family remains in our thoughts during this difficult time, and we will continue to honor and support the legacy he leaves behind.”

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Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at